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Man injured after 'brick bounced back' in PIPS office attack

A man is in hospital after a brick bounced back and hit him when he allegedly threw it at the office of the Public Initiative for Prevention of Suicide (PIPS) charity on the Antrim Road in north Belfast.

The front windows of the property were smashed in the incident on Wednesday evening.

A number of people were in the premises at the time but were not injured.

The man, who is in his 40s, reportedly threw a brick at the window but it bounced back and hit him.

He was arrested at the scene and is currently being treated in hospital for a head injury.

Police said they are investigating criminal damage at the property and enquiries are continuing.

In a post on their Facebook page, a spokesperson for the charity said: "I would just like to thank the amazing board, staff, volunteers, family group , and friends of PIPS for all their help and support tonight."

Following the clean up, the charity was able to open as normal on Thursday.

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